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A quarter of Japan's international flights now link to China

With trips up 19% this season, Chinese carriers fatten cash cow routes

China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines have both bolstered service to and from Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO/GUANGZHOU -- China has become the top location for inbound and outbound Japan flights this winter, topping South Korea, thanks to booming tourism and aggressive overseas expansion by Chinese airlines.

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